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News: Dwayne Harris seeing role on offense expand: Tony Romo ‘knows I’m a reliable receiver

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    By Barry Horn / Reporter
    bhorn@dallasnews.com
    11:48 pm on December 12, 2012 | Permalink

    For the first time in his two seasons with the Cowboys, Dwayne Harris held court in the Valley Ranch locker room.

    Surrounded by media, the second-year wide receiver discussed his expanding role in the offense. Regardless of Bryant’s status against the Steelers, Harris, 25, appears to be growing as a target for Tony Romo.

    “The coaching staff is trusting me more to go out and make plays,” Harris said. “I think that has to do with what I’m doing in practice. I’m getting more confident with Tony throwing me the ball and just going and doing my job.”

    Read more: http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/2...-tony-romo-knows-im-a-reliable-receiver.html/
  2. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    I really like this kid and his attitude. He reminds me of a smaller sized DEZ I mean just wait I wouldn't be surprised if we decide to Move on from Austin and role with Dez and Harris as the starters next year. I think this kid has some serious tools, and him and Dez seem to make a great combo.
  3. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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    too bad garrett doesn't see his skill:bang2:

    harris >>>>>>>>>x10000000000>>>ogletree.:laugh2:
  4. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    I wonder what Romo was saying to him after the interception on the deep ball.
  5. Nav22

    Nav22 Well-Known Member

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    I bet Harris didn't play basketball growing up. You gotta box that DB out on a jump ball.
  6. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Pow! Pow!

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    Yeah. I think Romo was saying he should have pushed the DB out of the way even if it was offensive PI.

    But looking back at how bad Moorman was punting, that probably wouldn't have been a good idea. The pass was a much better punt than we would have gotten.
  7. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    I just thought Romo was probably coaching him up on fighting for that ball a bit more.

    The pass was under thrown, obviously, and that's going to happen from time to time so I'm sure Romo was using that as a teaching moment to tell the kid he's got to make a better attempt to comeback to and/or fight for the ball as well.
  8. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    I would be very surprised if we 'moved on from Austin'. He has a cap-friendly contract and almost 1000 yards on the year.
  9. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Huge underthrow by Tony, but I don't blame him at all really. He was, as always, under duress and had to toss that thing a long ways. Harris got behind the secondary by 5-10 yards...he was very open. But by the time Romo could escape to get the throw off, it was too late.

    I think Harris knows he needs to come back and battle more for that ball. Not sure about the boxing out thisng because in basketball terms, he did not have position (was coming up from behind).
    On the sideline, Romo was correctly telling him for sure to fight harder though. That is a strength of Harris'--his physicality--so he should have used it.

    In the end though, that pick was way better than the punt that would have followed. it was actully ended up being a plus play, except on the stat sheet.
  10. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Not sure how many recall last preseason when Harris caught a pass over the middle and raced, pretty much untouched, for about a 70 yard TD.

    Well, I thought he had a shot at that again last game but he instead had his first drop. The ball was a bit behind him, but he had separated from his man over the middle and there was a ton of daylight ahead. Missed opportunity there. I did like him fighting for the first down on another catch, but last game was not his best by any means.
  11. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    The risk/reward ratio on that pass made it a good decision to throw it up for grabs--glad Tony realized that. I bet Dez pulled that one down, though.
  12. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    I don't remember that. Are you thinking about Holley?
  13. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OJ483v7Qj4

    Last year, in his 1st preseason game. Harris had about 130 yards receiving and two TDs. I re-looked at that play on utube. It does look more like he went over the middle, sat down on the route, then took off....vs a standard crossing route. The TD was nothing great, I was just thinking the plays looked more alike than maybe they actually did.
  14. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    3:13 mark on the vid

    Also, I actually liked the TD catch in traffic in the endzone late in that game better.
  15. DallasDW00ds0n

    DallasDW00ds0n Well-Known Member

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    This guy looks like hes gonna be a baller.
  16. cowboyeric8

    cowboyeric8 Chicks dig crutches

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    Thanks for posting that. I went to that game for free and had never seen the highlights. Good stuff, we win on the two point conversion.
  17. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    I really like this young guy, he makes plays when the ball is in his hands.
  18. davidyee

    davidyee Maple Leaf

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    ...he and the other young guys on the team just fed the media with bland cookie cutter sayings.

    "I'm just trying to make a play." "I want to earn my keep." "I want to earn Tony's trust."

    Don't say stuff about what you think your abilities are. Let your play on the field prove it.

    At his level of contribution I would counsel him to shut up and just play. It's not a far gap to go from star to free agent. Just look up Holley and his actions after his TD catch. Where is he now?

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